04 Apr
Thu / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Medium Is the Message”

    Beck Building

    How important is an artist’s choice of materials? During this 45-minute Gallery Talk, discover works of art in which the medium shapes the meaning. ► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from that day's[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building

    On the first Thursday of the month, sketch works of art in the galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started. This family[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The al-Sabah Collection

    Law Building

    More than 60 masterworks from one of the greatest collections of Islamic art in the world are on view in the exhibition Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Learn about Mughal jewelry,[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Singer Lila Downs in Conversation

    Law Building

    The power of Lila Downs' award-winning voice and the impact of her songs have buoyed films such as Frida and Real Women Have Curves. This year, Downs has inspired días de los niños del mundo, a celebration[…]

05 Apr
Fri / 2013

  1. FILMS
    56 Up

    Law Building

    Starting in 1964 with 7 Up, this film series has explored the Jesuit maxim “Give me the child until he is 7 and I will give you the man.” The documentaries interview the same 14[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Medium Is the Message”

    Beck Building

    How important is an artist’s choice of materials? During this 45-minute Gallery Talk, discover works of art in which the medium shapes the meaning. ► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from that day's[…]

  3. FILMS
    Shattered Soul

    Law Building

    In person: actor Tamer Karadağlı The psychological thriller Shattered Soul is an absorbing murder mystery.  Beyza’s (Demet Evgar) normal life is thrown off balance with strange, occasional memory blackouts.  Meanwhile, a series of murders prompts[…]

06 Apr
Sat / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    A close exploration of the porcelain splendors at Rienzi, this tour introduces visitors to the inspiring development of "white gold" in Europe during the 18th century. Discover the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour “More Mies: The Caroline Wiess Law Building”

    Beck Building

    Renowned Modernist architect Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) was commissioned to expand the MFAH—twice! On this tour, MFAH Members become architectural sleuths. Begin in the original 1924 building, and move into newer sections, uncovering the meaning and[…]

  3. FUNDRAISING EVENTS
    Bayou Bend Children’s Party

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Bayou Bend is closed to the public today to accommodate this fundraising event. For more information, contact BayouBendChildrensParty@mfah.org or 713.639.7523. This party for the whole family takes place throughout the gardens of Bayou Bend. The afternoon features[…]

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